Nellwyn is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger from Toronto. She is the author of the forthcoming book Every Boy I Ever Kissed (Dundurn Press; July 27, 2019).
Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post and She Does The City. She is currently Associate Nonfiction Editor at The Puritan, Editorial Assistant for MUSICultures, and writes Literature Study Guides for BookRags. Nellwyn holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College.
A bold step toward a new cultural narrative around sex.
Sex was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be fun, liberating, and empowering for a girl who’d been brought up thinking the battle for sexual equality had been won. But for Nellwyn Lampert, losing her virginity would turn out to be anything but simple. Her chosen partners struggled with porn-induced erectile dysfunction and other crises of masculinity. And in the bedroom, nothing went according to plan. Instead, Nellwyn had to learn to navigate the realities of sexual liberation, female empowerment, and masculinity all on her own.
In this coming-of-age memoir, Nellwyn looks back on her experiences with humour and insight to explore what true liberation and empowerment may look like for today’s young women. Her many unexpected adventures will prompt reflection on a bigger question: What does it mean when our experiences fail to live up to who we think we should be as liberated, postmodern women?
AVAILABLE JULY 27, 2019